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Goodale Park

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Address: Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus, OH
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Nice open park, great for exercise

The paths through and around the park are nice an open, which makes it safer. It's an excellent park to run around, and/ or exercise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The paths through and around the park are nice an open, which makes it safer. It's an excellent park to run around, and/ or exercise.

Thank CeeJayJoe
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint park nestled into downtown Columbus. Make sure you check out the Elephant fountain. Pond looks like it needs cleaned as it smelled like scum. I think there could also be a few more flower beds or something of that sort. Kinda bland, but still nice to utilize to get out of the city for a bit.

Thank Julie N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Treasured experiences at this park. Friendly people and always something to catch your attention. Easy access. Parking everywhere.

Thank Richard Q
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I really enjoyed people watching, walking around and listening to music. Huge park. Went during COMFEST.

Thank Rebecca E
Columbus, Ohio
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

It never seems crowded, but it's a gem to have in a neighborhood. Ponds, bridges, play areas and a summer theater venue.

Thank Ohiomitch
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to comfest for the first time and we were both blown away. This was our first time at Comfest and we enjoyed the live music and all the festivities. The funnel cakes were so good. We will be coming back next year.

Thank Michelle S
Lexington, KY
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was there for ComFest 2016, so I didn't really see the park, but it was a great place to have the last weekend in June Community Festival, with free bands, and no corporate sponsors. Big trees with lots of shade (but not many hammock options).

Thank BluegrassJayhawk
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Trip advisor doesn't have an option to review Comfest. Comfest is a three day community festival held at Goodale Park usually at the end of June. This year it fell on June 24-26. Comfest is exactly what it says in the name. A community festival held in Columbus Ohio designed to showcase local artists, performers, and local cuisine. Admittance to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a great park to visit when downtown. The scenic walking paths, playgrounds, pond, tennis courts and basketball courts provide a variety of options to enjoy while you are there. A frequented place by professionals during the weekday lunch hour, the walking path around the outside perimeter of the park is just under a mile. Combining a stop at... More 

Thank enrichingpathways
Utica, New York
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1,600 reviews
1,041 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The oldest park in Columbus. In the gentrified Victorian Village area. Beautiful restored park with courts, great gazebo on the pond.

Thank RonL40

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